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Herman J. Wechsler papers, 1913-1976

Herman J. Wechsler papers, 1913-1976

Wechsler, Herman Joel, 1904-1976

Art historian, Gallery director

Collection Information

Size: 2.0 linear feet

Biographical/Historical Note

Herman Joel Wechsler (1904-1976) was an art historian and gallery director in New York, New York. Wechsler was the founder of Fine Arts Reproductions (F.A.R.) Gallery, 1934-1976.


Donated 1977-1981 by Mrs. Herman J. Wechsler, Wechsler's widow.

Scope and Contents

The papers of New York art historian and gallery director Herman J. Wechsler measure 2.0 linear feet and date from 1913-1976. The collection primarily documents Wechsler's art historical publications and to a lesser extent the activities of F.A.R. Gallery. Records include business and personal correspondence, drafts of published and unpublished writings, personal business records, printed material, loose scrapbook pages, and photographs of Wechsler and his family.

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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